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The "Blame and Shame" Disease – Lightning Talks on Tuesday Night

The diaTribe Foundation invites you to the d20 Lightning Talks – hear from Anthony Anderson, star of ABC's black-ish; diabetes physician and researcher Dr. James Gavin III; Joan Garry, former executive director of GLAAD; renowned obesity stigma expert Rebecca Puhl; and Nat Kendall-Taylor, CEO of the FrameWorks Institute. Register here!

Hear five amazing speakers explore the real-life impact of diabetes stigma and what we can do to end it. Register for the event here.

Networking begins at 5pm ET / 2pm PT 
Speakers begin at 6pm ET / 3pm PT

Join us to learn from: 

  • Dr James Gavin, notable diabetes researchers, clinician, and public health leader, will talk about the shame in diabetes that stems from clinical and research environments – and even patients themselves.

  • Anthony Anderson, star of ABC's black-ish, will talk about real-life stigma around diabetes – what’s known by many as “blame and shame.”

  • Dr. Rebecca Puhl, Deputy Director of the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, will highlight the harmful impact of disease stigma and discuss what can be done to address it.

  • Nat Kendall-Taylor, CEO of The FrameWorks Institute, which conducts and shares original communications research to help reframe social issues, will introduce the science of changing public perception by creating a new narrative to address the stigma around diabetes.  

  • Joan Garry, former director of GLAAD, will speak on how they transformed the lives of LGBTQ+ people in America by addressing stigma and reframing the narrative around marriage equality.  

We look forward to seeing you on October 13! Please spread the word and share this event with anyone interested in learning more about stigma, healthcare, diabetes outcomes, barriers to care, and the power of narrative-building and story-telling. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with #d20LightningTalks.

Learn more and sign up for this free event today.

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